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Overwhelming response to call for Hamri Didis in Jumla
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Apr, 2017

The CONNECT team have been supporting Unilever Nepal to activate and recruit Hamri Didis (HDs) in Jumla.  The response has been overwhelming with attendance at every community engagement and early trade volumes exceeding our expectations - evidence that women in the Mid and Far West are hungry for self-sustainaining opportunities.

We met with 395 women at 7 engagements and appointed 98 HDs.  41 HDs have placed their first orders, investing NPR 279,910.

As of 23 April, there are 339 HDs in CONNECT Districts.

Hamri Didi current status in numbers

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MSME business partners attend 2 day training
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Apr, 2017

CONNECT District Manager, Sher Bahadur Bohara led a 2-day accounting and bookkeeping training course for our MSME business partners.  The course, attended by participants from 8 businesses, focused on general principles of accounting, cost and price setting, production and market planning and reporting as well as an overview of basic business planning.  Feedback from the participants has been positive and we look forward to seeing colleagues’ put their new learning into practice.

PACC and HSPC sign one year agreement for supply of seed
by: RAP 3      on: 5th Apr, 2017

Pawan Agriculture Cooperative (PACC) and Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative (HSPC), both CONNECT business partners, have signed a one year agreement for the supply of vegetable and cereal seed. The agreement will make reliable, high quality seeds readily available to small farmers. PACC will purchase 154.5kg of seed over the course of one year, at a total value of 83,885 NPR from HSPC.  The seed will be used by the 581 farmers in PACC’s downstream supply chain to plant 54.1 hectares of land. Long term contracts like this one are benefitting hundreds of farmers in both PACC and HSPC’s downstream supply chain.